Musicircus: In the Spirit of John Cage
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“Musicircus: In the Spirit of John Cage” at UNA
The UNA “Musicircus” will feature solo and ensemble performances from the members of the UNA Percussion program, and the UNA Contemporary Ensemble. The concert is a walk-through event in the Lobby of Norton Auditorium. Audience members can walk through and sample performances like a museum. Additionally, everyone in attendance becomes a performer for Cage’s monumental work 4’33” at a designated time during the performance.
Join us for a concert unlike anything you have ever experienced!
The Guardian Online describes this event as “John Cage’s Musicircus is simply an invitation to bring together any number of groups of any kind, preferably in a large auditorium, letting them perform simultaneously anything they wish, resulting in an event lasting a few hours. There is no score, no parts, nothing specified except the concept. ‘You won’t hear anything: you’ll hear everything,’ Cage said. He was a benign anarchist who said he preferred anarchy to government (Charles Eliot Norton Lectures, 1988–9). He belongs to the American non-conformist tradition of Thoreau, in his cabin by Walden Pond, Harry Partch inventing his own instruments, or La Monte Young with extended drones in his own tuning system.”